Collaboration Captured 2019

Collaboration Captured 2019

Photo Competition for University-Business Interaction

CollabCaptured header new

The National Centre for Universities and Business partnered with Research England on a University-Business Interaction Photo Competition to celebrate the breadth and value of interactions between UK universities and external organisations.

Collaboration Captured invited photo submissions that illustrate the dynamic nature of interactions between UK universities and external organisations including business, public and third-sector. We asked submissions to include photographs of knowledge exchange interaction between one or more UK universities and an external organisation, a description of the image and the story behind it.

Launched on 2nd April, the competition ran until 10th May 2019 and - due to popular demand - extended until 13th May 2019.

Competition Jury

The panel of judges - NCUB CEO Dr Joe Marshall, NCUB Strategic Adviser Professor Graeme Reid and Sacha Ayres, Senior Policy Adviser at Research England - judged the photos alongside their extended captions.

The five finalists of the competition were announced on 19th June at NCUB's annual State of the Relationship event.

Collaboration Captured Winners

Two winning entries were awarded £500:

Driverless Tech Takes Off - by Mark Mallett, EPSRC

Driverless Car Mark Mallett web

The technology inside this futuristic driverless car, adapted from a Renault Twizy and developed by EPSRC-funded researchers at the University of Oxford’s Robotics Institute, has the potential to enable any machine that moves – from tractors to space rovers – to navigate autonomously. Co-developed with companies such as BAE Systems, Nissan and Jaguar Land Rover, the system was the first to be trialled in an autonomous vehicle on UK public roads.

5G Challenges - by Neil Graveney, Brunel University London

5G Challenges Neil Graveney web

University and business professionals from around the world connect on the subject of 5G Communication at the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society workshop organised by Brunel University London.

Collaboration Captured Commendations

Three photos received commendations:

Creative Collaborations with Art Extraordinary - by Cheryl McGeachan, University of Glasgow

Art Extraordinary Cheryl McGeachan web

Together Glasgow University and Glasgow Museums have worked in partnership with the Art Extraordinary collection - a collection of 'outsider art'. The picture highlights the strength and trust required to deliver collaboration, and the exciting, fruitful and enjoyable pathways that it can generate.

RHS and Cranfield University KTP Collaboration - by Ian Holman, Cranfield Unviersity

RHS Cranfield IAn Holman web

Cranfield University is working with The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to develop a suite of innovative water management technologies for use in both commercial horticulture and public and private gardens. This work is based at RHS Garden Wisley with the intention that it will support transformative water management change across other RHS gardens and RHS Shows, promoting growth in the visitor economy and leading to behavioural change among the 2.5 million annual visitors.

An experiment in space - courtesy of The European Space Agency, University of Brighton

Experiment in space Ciara Gray web

The European Space Agency (ESA) selected Professor Marco Marengo’s (University of Brighton) Pulsating Heat Pipes for testing at zero-G on parabolic flights operated for ESA by French company Novespace. This is the experimental element of an EPSRC project aiming to close the gap between our ability to design and develop innovative thermal management systems, underpinned by state-of-the-art numerical simulation.

View some of the great photos submitted to Collaboration Captured


Published: 19 June 2019


Expand for more